Can’t avoid anger: take aspirin

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Emotionally stressful events, and more specifically, anger, immediately precede and appear to trigger the onset of acute heart attack.
Episodes of anger are capable of triggering the onset of acute heart attack and aspirin can reduce this risk.
Angry people who can not control their anger should ask their doctors to consider taking aspirin.
Quoting a Harvard study Dr Aggarwal said that Doctors at the Deaconess Hospital,Harvard Medical School, Boston, interviewed 1623 patients (501 women) an average of 4 days after a heart attack.
The onset anger scale identified 39 patients with episodes of anger in the 2 hours before the onset of heart attack. The relative risk of heart attack in the 2 hours after an episode of anger was 23.
Regular users of aspirin had a significantly lower relative risk (1.4) than nonusers (2.9).
Anger in response to stress is also of particular importance for the development of premature heart attack in young men. An episode of anger may also trigger an acute heart attack in the next 2 hours.

2010 Top Ten Health Care Technology Hazards

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The ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit company that evaluates medical devices and processes, has published its list of the 10 most dangerous technological hazards in healthcare. The list includes:

• Cross-contamination from flexible endoscopes
• Alarm hazards
• Surgical fires
• CT radiation dose
• Retained devices and unretrieved fragments
• Needle sticks and related injuries
• Problems with computerized equipment and systems
• Surgical stapler hazards
• Ferromagnetic objects in the MR environment
• Fiberoptic light-source burns